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Did You Feel It?

Main Project Information
Presented By USGS
Goal Track earthquake effects around the world
Task Did you feel it? Tell us
Where Global, anywhere on the planet
Description

The Did You Feel It? (DYFI) project is designed to gather information available about earthquakes from the people who experience them. By tapping the immense number of users online, DYFI can get a detailed characterization of what people were experiencing, the impacts of the earthquake, and the amount of damage it incurred, beyond the scope traditional information gathering techniques. Data input from users is immediately available on the website, and its interactive platform encourages users to gain a deeper understanding of earth sciences while they participate.

How to Join

After you experience an earthquake, visit the "Did You Feel It?" website and click the "Report Unknown Event" button: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/

Or go to our FAQ to understand more: http://www.usgs.gov/faq/?q=taxonomy/term/9836

Website http://earthquake.usgs.gov/dyfi
Required Gear

A computer with internet access or an internet-enabled device.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online, At school, Emergency Response, At home
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags earthquake, earthquakes, geology & earth science, natural hazards, usgs
Project Updated 04/11/2017